Hearing

Portable Music Players Tied to Hearing Loss in Kids

Prolonged and persistent use of headphones for listening to music or other audio is being shown to increase the risk of experiencing hearing loss. A new study of Dutch children looked at children aged nine to eleven, correlating their use of portable audio devices with headphones or earbuds, their normal volume settings, and their ability […]

This Simple Test Can Help Kids Hear Better | Susan Emmett

Hearing loss, or even full deafness, might seem like a minor disability in the grand scheme of things, but for those who can’t hear it changes their entire world. Especially if they’re born into it. The rest of us take hearing for granted, and never think about how much of what we do on an […]

What is hearing loss?

Recognizing hearing loss No matter what the underlying cause may be, having undiagnosed hearing loss can interfere with your normal activities and reduce your quality of life. Because all four of the types of hearing loss can happen gradually and can build upon each other, the person experiencing hearing loss often won’t notice the problem […]

Swimmer’s Ear and Hearing Loss

The Complications of Swimmer’s Ear The reason it’s so important to call the doctor when any sign of swimmer’s ear occurs is it causes more serious complications if it’s left untreated. Many of these complications are unlikely to occur to most people, but they’re not uncommon and do occur regularly to many patients. – Temporary […]

How Your Ear Delivers Sound The Incredible, Mechanical Ear

How Hearing Changes People experience hearing loss from many different sources. Some hearing loss is due to natural aging of the ear, while others are preventable or temporary conditions. Learning about common causes of hearing loss can help you know how to best care for your ears at every age. Conductive Loss Blocked ears can […]

iHEAR Introduces Eva™, the First Hearing Aid Designed for Women with Hearing Loss

Innovative gender-specific tuning The Eva hearing aid is personalized at home by the consumer using patented online tools, which deliver male and female speech for the tuning process. Eva can also be shipped pre-customized if audiogram results are submitted with an order, or customized online using EarPiNG™, which connects consumers with licensed hearing professionals for […]

How Hearing Loss Occurs

Here are the various ways in which hearing loss occurs. Infections It is among the number one causes of hearing loss. Luckily, it can be easily treated. Also referred to as Otitis Media, ear infections cause inflammations in the middle ear. In extreme cases, mucus gathers and blocks the Eustachian tube as a result of […]

Good Ear Hygiene

Cause of Itchy Ears Lack of Moisture:  Lacking natural lubrication of your ear’s skin leads to your ears becoming itchy. Excessive cleaning of the ear dries out the natural oils found in your ear, and only replenishing the moisture can fix this issue. Hearing Aids:  Hearing aids can also cause skin irritation in the inner […]

What to Expect If Your Eardrum Ruptures

Additional Testing There are some tests that can be used to positively diagnose an eardrum rupture should you require additional examination. Tympanogram – A medical apparatus is inserted in your ear canal and measures responsiveness of your eardrum to air pressure. Short bursts of air will be blown against the eardrum and the medical professional […]

Can Repetitive Ear Infections Cause Hearing Loss?

Loss of hearing can be a very scary experience, especially if it happens suddenly. Your hearing capacity is most commonly affected by advancing age, injuries or accidents, and stress caused by listening to loud noises. Infections, thankfully are not considered to be the leading cause of permanent hearing loss. But infections in the middle ear […]